Fourth of July is just around the corner, meaning it’s time to break out the grill, bake your best bean dip, throw some beer on ice and get ready to celebrate!
It’s amazing to see how American people celebrate their love and hope for this country every year, and in fact, Americans have been celebrating this country before it even was officially a country!
The first fireworks show celebrating independence was in 1777, years before the war would be over. Back then, fireworks were a symbol of hope in a dark time and a reminder of the great potential and opportunity America could offer.
That message remains true today – we celebrate the great country America has become and also celebrate all the potential and opportunities that await.
Celebrate America and stay safe with your fireworks this year!
Whether it’s a burned finger, or a burnt-down house, there’s always some looming accident waiting to happen whenever a firework is lit up. So, if you plan to use fireworks this year here are some safety tips to keep in mind.
Never ever let children use fireworks without supervision. Sparklers can be fun and exciting, but they are also easy to drop or accidentally burn someone with. In the case that does happen, be sure to keep a water hose or a bucket of water nearby in case someone needs to stick a burnt finger in water, or if a rogue firework needs to be doused.
Sometimes fireworks don’t go off when they are lit, this is know as being a “dud”. If this happens, don’t try to relight them. Wait at least 20 minutes then soak them in a bucket of water to make sure they are really out and won’t light up unexpectedly.
Since fireworks can do unexpected things, make sure that all spectators are standing or sitting at a safe distance far enough away to avoid being hit if a firework ends up being bigger than expected or moves around when lit.
Celebrate and Stay Safe!
If you follow these simple safety procedures, the odds of an injury or burning a house down are slim to none. Fireworks are meant to be enjoyed – the beautiful displays in the sky remind us to celebrate our victories and look forward to the future.
If you follow these simple safety procedures, the odds of an injury or burning a house down are slim to none, just remember to always keep safety in the back of your mind.
Happy Fourth of July!
About Ryan Ruffcorn
Ryan grew up in Keokuk, graduated from Keokuk Senior High, and started his agency in Keokuk from scratch in 2003 after having worked for one of the largest international accounting firms, KPMG, LLP.
Ryan is hardworking; his loyal and trustworthy character is exemplified by the way he does business. He thoroughly enjoys helping clients through the insurance buying process to secure coverage for their most valuable assets.